Rotherham Methodist chapel to be sold at auction for demolition

Rotherham Chapel

The former Primitive Methodist chapel in the Rotherham suburb of Masbrough is to go up for auction this month, earmarked for demolition and redevelopment.

Given a guide price of £50,000, as part of the conditions of sale any new owner is required to demolish the building within 12 months.

Along with over 130 other properties and plots of land, the church will feature in the next online sale held by property auction house Pugh on 22 May.

The historic building, which has a floor area of more than 5,000 sq ft over two storeys, is owned by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Until earlier this year the building was used by the local Sea Cadets group but has fallen into disrepair.

Paul Thompson from auctioneer Pugh said: “The fact that the building must be demolished provides any potential new owner with a clean slate and the opportunity to develop the site in this largely residential area.

“Planning consent would of course need to be gained but there are a variety of alternative uses that would be viable for a new development. The site has strong regional transport links with both Rotherham and Sheffield on the doorstep and junction 33 of the M1 very nearby so it is in a really great location.”

The next Pugh auction, which includes the former Masbrough Primitive Methodist chapel, takes place at and bidding closes on 22 May.

Paul Paul Thompson

Managing Director

About the Author

Paul has over 34 years’ experience of the property industry including 14 years experience of running one of the countries most successful commercial and residential property auction houses as a Director, Auctioneer and formerly 100% shareholder.

Paul is a Chartered Surveyor and member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA).